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PETA’s Top 10 Wackiest Stunts

“Why is PETA always doing crazy stunts and demonstrations?” As a PETA Foundation employee, this is probably the number-one question I get asked. So, if you are one of …

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‘Pinocchio’ Sniffs Out AWI Liars

Moms everywhere warn their children that if they lie, their noses will grow*, à la Pinocchio:   Yep, those are vegan lederhosen.   PETA Australia took that lesson to …

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New York City’s Bravest Balk at Ringling Stunt

Firefighters from New York City’s Engine 245 are heroes in our eyes, and not just because they put their lives on the line for people in need. When asked …

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We’re Not Going Anywhere, Brookstone

Despite complaints from thousands of concerned consumers, undercover photos of frogs living in decrepit conditions, reports of dying frogs, and a run-in with the law in New Jersey—Brookstone still …

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‘Save the Whales’ Controversy Inspires Chef

cularis / CC Mississippi chef, restaurateur, and author Robert St. John has revealed that PETA’s recent billboard inspired him to go vegetarian for the month of September in an …

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PETA India’s Unstoppable Zoo Protest

As promised, here are the photos from PETA India’s protest yesterday outside the Calcutta Zoo. You’ll probably remember the protest because of a certain police officer’s arrest “Fail.”   …

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Seals Drive Tractors?

Always one to lend a helping hand flipper, our American Maple Syrup Campaign “spokesseal” was itching to get behind the wheel of a tractor to help out one Green …

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Help Shame Ringling Into Extinction

This is it, people! The circus industry is built on masking animal torture as family fun—and it’s time to force that industry to crumble. As you may know, this …

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Something Fishy Going On in Seattle

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) held its annual convention in Seattle this weekend and—despite public outcry—allowed attendees to participate in a dead-fish toss.   I don’t know about …

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Feathers Fly Over Veal at G8 Summit

The G8 Summit has been all over the news this weekend. And one of the top stories to emerge from this gathering of great minds? Sarah Brown, wife of …

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Running of the Bulls Loses Steam

banbloodsports / CC At a time when protests of the gruesome Running of the Bulls are making a bigger splash than ever, the sagging global economy is apparently taking …

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Proposed AVMA-Approved Mutilations

warkscol.wordpress / CC The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) annual conference starts July 10 in Seattle. On the agenda is a pitch for the AVMA to change its current …

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PETA Spices Up San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco’s gay pride parade—touted as the world’s largest—got a healthy infusion of vegetarian pride on Sunday. Working with local group Bay Area Vegetarians, PETA showed up in full …

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Independence Day for New Hampshire Hounds

pettalk / CC Back in December, we spread some holiday cheer with news that a greyhound racetrack in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, had closed. Today we are celebrating Independence Day …

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Smithfield Reneges on Promise to Improve Conditions for Pigs

Smithfield execs, who live high off the hog—actually, it’s more like about 27 million hogs—have just decided that they cannot keep their promise to phase out gestation crates over …

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